GPO : delete temp folder at logoff

Posted on 2007-12-06
Last Modified: 2011-09-30
need to delete temp folder for all user on domain at logoff
- would like to use group policy
- delete all files and subfolder in temp folder

del /s /q /f "%temp%\*.*"
I entered that in the cmd  -  it deletes all files but subfolders still remains(but files empty)
if I need to create a .bat file how would that .bat file look like and how would I add that to GPO to run every  time user logs off - to delete all files and subfolder in the temp folder
Question by:enosuna
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thank you for the info..but not exactly what I'm looking for.
i want to run a script at logoff through group policy
without having to use xecutor
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Try following batch script it will delete all sub directories inside Temp folder.
DEL /S /Q /F "%TEMP%\*.*"
FOR /D %%d IN ("%TEMP%\*.*") DO RD /S /Q "%%d"

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SteveGTR earned 500 total points
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Could always do this:
rd /s /q "%temp%"
mkdir "%temp%"

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how would I add the script the group policy??
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Create the script and place it on a commonly accessible network share. Give it a .bat extension.

Open the group policy and select Computer Configuration --> Windows Settings --> Scripts --> Shutdown. Add a reference to the script.
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I was able to use the preference to clear the contents of the C:\Windows\Temp fold but I do not think GP preference like variables like &userprofiles%

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